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The Fiat 500, you’ve never seen anything like this: a Ferrari-style prototype

The Fiat 500, you’ve never seen anything like this: a Ferrari-style prototype

The Fiat 500 is one of the most recognizable cars in history, and everyone knows its appearance, isn’t it? However, one like this you’ve never seen before.

The Italian automaker is closely associated with the model Fiat 500. When you read such a sentence, you are rightly thinking of the success of the model that has been marketed since 1957, but the truth is that this was only the third edition of this iconic car. The first Fiat 500 dates back to 1915 and was a concept car created by Fiat that never put wheels on the road. It was the first 500 to be introduced to the market and to win the hearts of Italians.”little mousewhose real name, however, was exactly that of the iconic car known all over the world.

Fiat 500 – Mondofuoristrada.it

So we got to Revolution 57 When the ‘new’ 500 took advantage of the economic boom to become the most iconic Italian-made car in the world. Unlike the “Topolino”, which was a sedan, this new incarnation was a subcompact, an ideal car for city travel, suitable for any type of buyer, given the more modest price at which it was sold. The success of this model was global and it is no coincidence that the Turin-based car manufacturer chose this model to lead the company’s relaunch in 2007.

Everyone will vividly remember the 90’s version of the 500, a car designed with the same characteristics as the original (handling and practicality) but with an uninspired, successful design and above all burdened with mechanical and electrical problems that prevented its place in the heart of Italians. 2007 versionthe basis of current models, recalls the historic 57 version in terms of form, but offers a range of equipment in keeping with the times and a workmanship decidedly superior to the model that preceded it.

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You’ve never seen a Fiat 500 like this before

You've never seen a Fiat 500 like this before
The original cockpit of the 1957 Fiat 500 – Mondofuoristrada.it

Part of the charm of the 1950s Fiat 500 is also associated with the Abarth version. As car enthusiasts know, Abarths are Fiat cars in a sportier version, thus ones that aesthetically recall the car manufacturer’s most successful models but hide under the hood much higher power and mechanical components that improve their performance on the road. The Abarth version of this model is iconic and collectors will do anything to add it to their collection.

But what if we told you that the Abarth is not the most powerful version of the Fiat 500? Don’t you believe it? The version we are talking about was clearly not built by Fiat, it is a restored and updated version of the original model, created by a tuning enthusiast who is now willing to sell that little masterpiece he managed to create. The body has been appropriately modified by cutting out Civic Type Rto allow widening of the wheel arches and thus the installation of thicker wheels which would allow greater traction and better stability.

You've never seen a Fiat 500 like this before
Fiat 500 tuned 191 hp, Ferrari red – Mondofuoristrada.it

Obviously, the engine has also been modified, and indeed replaced, specifically with that of the Honda Civic R-Type, 191 horsepower from the B16B Type-R. Further modifications were made to the braking system, another petrol tank was added to hold more than 30 liters of petrol, the seats, pedals and steering were borrowed from racing cars and even the paint was changed. In fact, the owner painted his creature using the typical Ferrari red, perhaps to highlight the car’s out-of-the-box current strength. The paper says the engine has done 100,000 km but is still in perfect condition. The selling price is 50,862 euros.

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